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Nick says he’s voting ‘no’ on Prop 1.

April 26, 2015
Nick says he’s voting ‘no’ on Prop 1.

The Mitten Memo. By Nick Krieger. The Michigan Constitution is not akin to other state laws that may be changed by the Legislature at will.  It is the fundamental charter of our state government.  It is the sacred, organic document that gives Michigan life.  It can only be amended by a statewide vote of the people. I am skeptical whenever…

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The Millennials: Community pride stemming from family pride.

April 25, 2015
The Millennials: Community pride stemming from family pride.

Editor’s Note: Sustaining a community and keeping it vibrant requires diversity on many levels, especially among age groups. An unintended movement the last few years has been the increased number of millennials who have taken a role in community and business leadership in Mason County.…

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How to dispose of used batteries.

April 25, 2015
How to dispose of used batteries.

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. Stop and think before you throw those old electronics, batteries and lightbulbs in the trash. Recycling is a better option. (Plus, it’s illegal to leave them on the curb in some states.) Why Recycle? Most…

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Service club schedules several speakers, events

April 25, 2015

PENTWATER — The Pentwater Service Club has a busy upcoming schedule, which includes: – April 30, Erin McDonough, president and CEO of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association, will speak…

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Local Republicans and Democrats both oppose Prop 1.

April 24, 2015

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. Both Republican and Democrat parties in Mason County have officially opposed Proposal 1, which calls to raise the state sales tax by 1 percent, in part…

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79th District Court sentencings

April 24, 2015
79th District Court sentencings

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: – Gary Joseph Stranc, 47, of 722 E. Loomis St., Ludington, was found guilty…

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COVE observing domestic violence, sexual assault awareness month.

April 24, 2015
COVE observing domestic violence, sexual assault awareness month.

By Kate Krieger. MCP Correspondent. LUDINGTON – April is a month to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault and COVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) is hosting a few…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings: 3 receive prison terms

April 24, 2015
51st Circuit Court sentencings: 3 receive prison terms

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court: – William Henry Scherer III, 45, of 7127 E. Martin Rd., Fountain, was found…

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18-year-old woman arrested following assault at Journey High School

April 24, 2015
18-year-old woman arrested following assault at Journey High School

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. AMBER TWP. — An 18-year-old…

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79th District Court arraignments include strangulation, drug charges

April 24, 2015
79th District Court arraignments include strangulation, drug charges

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate: Felonies – Scott Gale Vandevelde, 45, of 811 N. Washington…

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Obit: Helen Bahr, 93, Pentwater

April 24, 2015

Helen Victoria Bahr, 93 of Bass Lake, Pentwater went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  Helen was born on July 9, 1921 in Ludington, the youngest…

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College board selects next president.

April 23, 2015
College board selects next president.

VICTORY TWP. – The West Shore Community College Board of Trustees voted Thursday, April 23, to authorize Chairman of the Board James Jensen to negotiate a contract with Dr. Kenneth Urban to…

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Mostly sunny Friday, temps in upper 40s.

April 23, 2015
Mostly sunny Friday, temps in upper 40s.

The weather report is brought to you by Urka Auto Center, 3736 W. U.S. 10, Ludington,www.urkaautos.com. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. South southwest wind 5 to 7…

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Speaker talks about making informed end-of-life decisions

April 23, 2015
Speaker talks about making informed end-of-life decisions

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. HAMLIN TWP. — While she was attending college, studying pre-med, Lisa Gigliotti was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis, so severe that she was restricted to a…

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Lineman electrocuted in Free Soil Township.

April 23, 2015
Lineman electrocuted in Free Soil Township.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. UPDATED: FREE SOIL — A 37-year-old Kent City man working for Kent Power was electrocuted while working on power lines at the intersection of Hoague and…

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Struble continues to learn the movie biz with third movie.

April 23, 2015
Struble continues to learn the movie biz with third movie.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Scottville native Edgar Struble is probably best known in the entertainment business for his music writing and production skills. Lately he has expanded his…

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Ludington man arrested for hydrocodone delivery following SSCENT investigation

April 23, 2015

RIVERTON TWP. — A 22-year-old Ludington man was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) Wednesday, April 22, on an outstanding warrant for delivery/manufacture of less…

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2 women arrested for stealing nearly $350 in merchandise from Walmart

April 23, 2015
2 women arrested for stealing nearly $350 in merchandise from Walmart

The police news is sponsored by VanderHaag Car Sales of Scottville, 231-757-2727, www.vanderhaagcarsales.com and Springstead Law Offices, with locations in Hart and Fremont, 231-873-4022 (Hart),www.springsteadlaw.com. LUDINGTON — Two Ludington women, ages…

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